Auto crash claims three in Ibadan

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The crash occurred as traffic increases on the roads ahead of Eid el Kabir

Three persons lost their lives in a car crash crash along Lagos-Ibadan express way on Monday, road safety officials said.

The Oluyole Unit Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ibadan, Sanya Adeoye, who confirmed the incident, attributed it to dangerous driving.

According to him, the accident involved a vehicle with registration number XA 66KDG in which four people were trapped.

Mr Adeoye said only one of the victims survived while the remaining three died on the spot.

He said the survivor had been taken to Ibadan Central hospital for treatment while the corpses of the deceased were deposited at the Adeoyo State Hospital morgue.

While explaining the events that led to the accident, the FRSC officer said the long vehicle loaded with sugar was coming from Lagos when the accident occurred at the Soka Bridge, Ibadan.

He said the accident was as a result of dangerous driving on the part of the driver of a Jeep who was trying to avoid a pothole on the bridge.

Mr said the driver of the long vehicle was trying not to hit the Jeep when he fell off from the bridge.

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